After a brave fight during a brief illness, Gloria Turner Wallis died peacefully on Friday, February 28, 2020. Gloria was a resident of Houma, LA and a native of Morgan City, LA.
A wake service will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, March 6, 2020 at Mt. Pilgrim Baptist Church, 113 Federal Avenue, Morgan City, LA. A funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 7, 2020 at Saint Luke Baptist Church, 3755 Bayou Black Drive, Houma, LA. Burial will follow in St. Francis Cemetery # 2.
Gloria graduated from Southern University in Baton Rouge, LA in 1952 and taught second grade for thirty-three years in the Terrebonne Parish School District. She taught at Andrew Price and Schriever Elementary Schools. After retirement, Gloria was an avid supporter of Bayou Jaguars of Houma. She also served on the Boards of St. Lucy Child Development Center, Terrebonne Education Association Credit Union, and Terrebonne Retired Teachers Association.
Gloria was united in Holy Matrimony to Lloyd Ervin Wallis in Morgan City, LA. Their marriage was blessed with a daughter, Ramona N. Wallis and son, Donn Lloyd Wallis both of Houma, LA. She is also survived by her brother, Donald G. Turner of Shreveport, LA.
She leaves to cherish her memory: twenty grandchildren, twenty-nine great grand children, two great-great grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives, and friends.She is also survived by her stepchildren: Geraldine Wallis Simmons (late John Mark), Lloyd E. Wallis, Jr. (June Marie) all of Houma, LA. and Frederick Wallis (Michelle) of California. Gloria was a gifted baker known throughout Louisiana and parts unknown for pound cakes and tea cakes.
Gloria was preceded in death by her parents: Joseph and Hilda Turner, her husband, Lloyd E. Wallis, Sr., her brothers, Joseph Jr. and Roland Sr. Her maternal grandparents, Allen and Maggie Taylor Pharr, her paternal grandparents, Alexander J. and Luria Lacey Turner. And, her beloved step-son, Charles Sr. (late Zellie Martin) Wallis.
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